A couple years ago, if you would have asked me what I thought about Joomla! I would have told you I think they've lost their way. Their community of developers seemed to be searching on how best to innovate and take risks with a well established stable content management system. I feared that the open source group was stuck looking back that all we could expect was dull incremental changes to their CMS. Despite the fear, I knew better. Open source communities have a way of reevaluating their priorities and produce spectacular results where you least expect them.
In the second half of 2012, we started seeing something "new" from Joomla! As they started to embrace displaying and managing content on mobile devices, they also embraced the idea that not all core development has to be confined "in-house". With Joomla 3.0 they became the first major CMS that included the Twitter Bootstrap framework to make their CMS better in the mobile arena. This week, Joomla! has turned the tables and now offers the opportunity for you to allow their framework to make your own web applications better. With Joomla Framework 1.0, Joomla! has proven that they're much more than content management but also a platform for developers to spread their wings.
Festive Pinterest boards on display from US retailers such as Walmart and QVC
Amazon.com is the most popular US online retail site when it comes to having web content shared on Pinterest, the pin-board style social network, in the run up to Christmas 2013. In a study of ten top US retail sites, images and pages from Amazon.com are being shared most frequently on Pinterest, with Walmart and Apple taking second and third positions respectively.
Innovative mobile backchecking boosts efficiency and improves research quality and accuracy New York, US: 12th December 2013: Confirmit, the leading global solutions provider for Customer Experience, Employee Engagement and Market Research, has further enhanced its award winning mobile solution, SODA, with a backchecking feature. For the first time, researchers can verify data collected in the field via mobile devices using a desktop or mobile device, an app or a browser, making verification…
Bitrix24, the fastest growing enterprise social network created specifically for small to midsized businesses, has released a new version of its popular cloud service.
The updated CRM now comes with its own activity streams and new reporting tools for leads, managers and invoices. Thanks to integrations with Zingaya's VoxImplant, web phone calls can now be made and recorded directly from Bitrix24 account without any IP-telephony equipment, server or complicated setup.
The Jahia Solutions Group recently sent us a message through our good friend Anne de Forsan. They wanted to let us know that Jahia 7 will be unveiled during JahiaOne. JahiaOne is Jahia's first International User Conference which will be held in Paris for two days, February 6-7, 2014. The open source vendor is presenting this new generation Java CMS solutions at the conference. They're also focused on their own vision of "Digital Industrialization".
Centrix Software, workspace management solutions expert, has announced the latest addition to its WorkSpace iQ suite; WorkSpace 365 iQ. This option has been developed in response to the overwhelming demand from organizations looking to migrate their office suites to Office 365, and also from Microsoft partners managing the projects. They all want a usage analytics solution that helps them to optimise their investment in this cloud-based alternative to Microsoft Office.
WorkSpace 365 iQ can save* customers thousands of dollars with features such as the profiling of users’ SKU requirements and deliver projects faster by, for example, identifying the users who can move now, or with the least effort. It also enables organizations to rationalize their software environment by identifying where applications could be replaced with the standard Office 365 suite.
5th December, 2013 - Automic, the world’s most proven and comprehensive platform in business automation, today launched Automic’s Business Process Accelerator for SAP (BPACC) to help customers unleash the full potential of SAP investments by making them 100x faster. For most organisations, the expensive hardware that runs SAP systems rarely nudges above 45 per cent utilization. Even during peak processing periods business processes are only performing at half the pace that they could be. The…
December 4, 2013 – Qumu (NASDAQ: QUMU), the leading business video platform provider, today announced the availability of the Qumu Video App for Microsoft® SharePoint 2013®.
The Qumu Video App for SharePoint builds on Qumu’s award-winning Video Control Center platform to deliver a seamless, integrated enterprise video solution within SharePoint that can scale globally for even the largest enterprises. This app is now available in addition to the existing Qumu solution for SharePoint 2010.
The year ahead promises significant changes in the business of software, including rapid adoption of Continuous Delivery, a surge in private clouds and growing importance of software developers in non-technical industries
* With concerns of falling behind their competitors and learning from the challenged launch of the US site HealthCare.gov widely publicized on both sides of the Atlantic, more companies will migrate to Continuous Delivery as the preferred method of software development and release
* The uncovering of the clandestine PRISM online surveillance program will lead to a surge of private clouds. More global organizations will use in-country public clouds, but the biggest growth will be in private clouds
* With every company becoming a software company to a degree, the work of developers will be recognized as the key to competitive differentiation in a broader span of industries
Miami, December 3, 2013 - Magnolia International has released Magnolia CMS 5.2. The new version delivers the latest Magnolia 5 content management platform to existing Magnolia CMS users, offering a supported upgrade path with dedicated migration tools. Magnolia CMS 5.2 also offers a new REST API and enhanced support for the Groovy scripting language.